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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2024 conference!  The schedule, program, and handouts are available on the Archives page.  Your Session Attendance Report is in your FMEA Account Info page. 

January 8-11, 2025, Tampa Convention Center

The FMEA Professional Learning Conference is one of the largest music education professional learning events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to 23 All-State Ensembles featuring Florida's top Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar, Orff, and Popular Music students conducted by world-class conductors and teachers. It is attended by more than 10,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, exhibitors, and parents and family members of performing students.


Session Proposals

We are now accepting proposals and performance applications for the 2025 conference.  See our Proposals page for the information you'll need to compile to submit your proposals.


Important Dates (subject to change)

February 15, 2024
We begin accepting Session Proposals and Performance Applications

May 10, 2024
Deadline for Session Proposals and Performance Applications

July 15, 2024
Deadline for Product Showcase Applications

Possibly September 13, 2024, still TBD

September 28, 2024
Hotels begin taking reservations at 9:00 a.m.

October 1, 2024
Presenters' deadline for editing session details and requesting A/V equipment

November 9, 2024
Hotel Room Cancellation Deadline 5:00 p.m.

November 12, 2024
Hotels will charge your credit card a non-refundable deposit for the first night of each room.

December 13, 2024:

  • Early Registration closes at midnight. Prices increased to the regular registration rates. You may continue to register and pay online until the conference.  
  • Postmark deadline for checks mailed to pay for conference registration. After this date, all unpaid conference registrations must be paid by credit card online, or the check must be brought with you to the conference. 

December 16, 2024:

  • All school lodging checks are due to hotels, payable to the hotel where reservations were made for you and/or your students.
  • The final deadline for discounted hotel blocks. Unsold rooms in the FMEA blocks are released back to hotels.



The FMEA Professional Learning Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida Department of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.